|KANRAX╦L - THE CONFLUENCE OF AGNACK|
|Crew: ||Producers: Anna Sowa - Screenwriters: Anna Sowa, Remigiusz Sowa - Cinematographer: Remigiusz Sowa - Editor: Remigiusz Sowa|
The film takes place in the beautiful and small village of Agnack Grand in Casamance, Senegal. Casamance, a region of meandering rivers and wetlands, also happens to possess like many places in Africa an extraordinary richness of cultural and linguistic diversity. Agnack is a place where both rivers and people converge in the most stunning of ways - a place where it is considered perfectly normal to speak a minimum of six languages.With this extraordinary (for Westerners) linguistic and cultural diversity in mind, the film tells the story of the people of Agnack as they laboriously prepare for a once in a lifetime event - an event that gathers relatives from near and far for days of eating, drinking, dancing and sacrifice in celebration of the village's late leader. Of great relevance to modern globalized society, 'KANRAX╦L - THE CONFLUENCE OF AGNACK' is a film that celebrates long-established strategies to manage multilingualism and diversity and the way Western societies can learn from 'unusual suspects' in a small village in Senegal. The film was created within the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Skills Development Scheme Language research and teaching in a multilingual world.
Remigiusz Sowa is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with directing, filming and producing experience in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He is the director of a green film production company Chouette Films where he makes films for social change for a wide range of purposes, from education to development, environmental to humanitarian, and far beyond with a low environmental footprint.